It was certainly a good idea when Taiwanese-American pro Maria Ho chose to head to Vancouver to play the Sunday mayors as she ended up winning the PokerStars Sunday 500. At a tough final table, that included Swedish pro Jakob “mendieta19” Carlsson and EPT-winner Nicolas “niccc” Chouity, Maria “Femmeonfelt” Ho beat Chouity heads-up, collecting a nice pay check of $80,370.
The recent victory looks promising for the upcoming World Series of Poker, where Ho for several years have done very well. As the first and only person she has twice been Last Woman Standing in the Main Event. I 2007 she finished 38th and in 2011 she became 27th. The same year she was runner-up in Event #4, a $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, collecting $540,020. It was the largest single cash a female had ever had at the WSOP.
Will 2014 be the year where Maria wins her first bracelet?
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